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Robert Clive
News  /  Published 01.07.22

Ancient transit point unearthed at Clive House in Dum Dum

A neighbourhood in Dum Dum, which is known by the name of a colonial structure it houses, was once a part of a trade route between India and other Asian countries and China, the Archaeological Survey ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Kolkata

Culture  /  Published 19.06.22

The Great Metro Robbery

A bystander, who does not want to be named, says, “Metro Railway has made everyone sign papers that say the residents have got back all their possessions, when actually the furniture and electri...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Books  /  Published 18.12.20

Plassey: History written in blood

The plot thickens in the second part, with old family feuds festering in Murshidabad and new ones opening up, obscenely wealthy Indian bankers getting fidgety enough at the transition to start making ...
By Jayanta Sengupta 

Opinion  /  Published 31.10.20

Make amends: Letting Robert Clive go

At St Xavier’s in Patna, we inherited the English house system, so that those of who belonged to “Leopards” went around chanting, “Mighty Leopards”. For others, it was &l...
By Amit Roy

Books  /  Published 15.12.18

How Robert Clive raided India for the Company

In June 1744, the 19-year-old Clive arrived not in Calcutta but in the Company’s oldest settlement, Fort St. George in modern-day Chennai. Here he spent the next two years fidgeting as, seated at a ...
By Alex Rutherford

Books  /  Published 26.07.19

Robert Clive's adventures in India

The rendering of Clive, much in tune with the historical character, is plausibly capricious and vain, displaying sharp acumen as a shrewd military strategist. The Indian counterparts, too, have been e...
By Argha Banerjee

Books  /  Published 11.01.20

The battle of Plassey: Paving the way for the Empire

A battle begins differently for different people. “It was on a Thursday, the fifth of Shevval, in the year 1170,” the Siyar [the book Siyar-ul-Mutaqherin] heralds the battle with a flourish, “an...
By Sudeep Chakravarti


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